A My Gym franchise is more than a business — it’s a way of life that feels less like work and more like family
Established in 1983 and recognized by Entrepreneur magazine in 2014 as the No. 1 Children’s Fitness Franchise, My Gym helps children age 6 weeks through 11 years develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. With hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries, My Gym facilities offer structured and age-appropriate weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while also developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facilities, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs and excellent student/teacher ratios have earned My Gym its reputation as the best early-learning program of its kind.
Run a simple and successful business model
With more than three decades in operation, My Gym has refined and developed a simple and effective business model. My Gym franchisees are provided with all the programming, curriculum and systems they need to succeed. Our business model offers proven systems that, when combined with stellar customer service, help franchisees build their businesses. Just as structured activities benefit children, our structure helps our franchisees succeed.
“The overall job of a My Gym franchise owner is to be a great leader in overseeing and developing staff and to focus on driving the business out into the community. We encourage our franchise owners to develop and train their team members as if they will be future My Gym owners,” says My Gym Chief Operating Officer Michael Chalovich.
Counteract childhood obesity by making fitness fun
About one in three American kids is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking, according to the American Heart Association. My Gym is dedicated to reversing this dangerous trend. Our facilities, programs and services empower youngsters by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. We are committed to nurturing children, treating them with understanding and positive reinforcement, maintaining a supportive and noncompetitive atmosphere and making learning fun and exciting. This is a rewarding business opportunity that positively affects the well-being of thousands of kids.
Our mobile gym extends our reach
Our home-based Mobile Franchise Program will give you the opportunity to go beyond the four walls of your facility and reach thousands of children directly to teach them the importance of growing up healthy, active and self-confident.
My Gym Mobile is designed to help children ages 3 to 9 develop physically, cognitively and emotionally through our award-winning, noncompetitive classes. Our structured, age-appropriate weekly classes incorporate music, dance, relays, games, puppets, gymnastics, sports and other original activities. My Gym kids have fun as they exercise and gain strength, balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, social skills and self-esteem. The My Gym Mobile Franchise market reach encompasses between 50 and 75 daycare/preschool and Montessori-type facilities in a protected territory and is the perfect solution when a storefront location is not demographically viable. This is also a great service to add to an existing My Gym facility.
Established brand with strong franchisee training and support
My Gym has been providing young children a safe and fun environment to play and develop physically, mentally and emotionally for more than 30 years. We are now in 375 locations and 34 countries and have helped millions of children stay active. Through our Franchisee Advisory Board, annual meetings, communication efforts and top-of-the-line training and support, we provide our franchisees with everything they need to launch a successful My Gym.
Franchisees go through three weeks of comprehensive training at our California headquarters and receive ongoing support from a trainer from headquarters who works with them side-by-side during their first two weeks of operation. Weekly calls ensure that you have the training and support needed to successfully launch your My Gym. In addition, our training and support team sends a representative to conduct a site visit at the six-month, one-year and five-year marks.
Be your own boss in a rewarding niche
Our franchisees derive real satisfaction from running a business that promotes the physical and emotional health of our world’s most precious resource, our children. Not only are you running a local business, but you are also making a positive impact on the families in your community. Once your key team members are in place, you drive your business — from hiring to training. If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, enjoy working with families, are interested in health and wellness and want to do something meaningful in your community, My Gym is a great opportunity.